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Date: 1883 before

Description: Engraved letterhead of the firm of Smith, Mendel & Co., a wholesale grocery merchant. William E. Smith was a prominent Milwaukee businessman, partner in th...

Date: 1908 ca.

Description: City Hall Square. A statue on a grassy pedestal is in the center of the road in front of the hotel. A grey building is to the left of the hotel on the stre...

Date: 1912 

Description: Tractors and engines(?) in the machine shop in Building #40 at International Harvester Company's Milwaukee Works (factory).

Date:  date unknown

Description: A large pavilion with a gray roof and tower are in the center of the image. A dirt road passes across the lower foreground. On the right of the building...

Date: 1933 

Description: Label submitted to the state of Wisconsin for trademark registration. "Blatz, Old Heidelberg Castle, Beer, Blatz Brewing Co." Pictured on the label is a sc...

Date: 1884-07-21 

Description: Group portrait of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway employees taken outside the railroad's Milwaukee shop. Most of the men appear to be blue collar wor...


Freighter on River

Date:  date unknown

Description: A man is standing at the front of the freighter, over the name painted on the side, "James Laughlin". Industrial buildings and water towers are in the back...


Hathaway Building

Date: 1906-05-09 ca.

Description: View from across the street of the Hathaway building, probably at the northeast corner of E. Mason Street and N. Broadway. W.M. Marnitz Co. Tailors, Gilbe...

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Library in the home of John Johnston (1836-1904), a successful Milwaukee banker, located at 645 Franklin Place, also known as "The Lion House." The dining...


CIO Picket

Date: 1938 ca.

Description: Group of men and women marching down Wisconsin Avenue. On the left is the Milwaukee Public Library, located at 814 West Wisconsin Avenue. Large sign reads:...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view from across cobblestone street of the Milwaukee College For Young Ladies. The view of the main entrance is obstructed by a tree.

Date: 1941 before

Description: Cathedral across Jackson Street. There is a large clock in the belfry.


City Hall Square

Date:  date unknown

Description: Elevated view from the top of a building looking onto the square and down East Water Street. A fountain with a monument to Henry Bergh is in the lower cen...

Date:  date unknown

Description: The college is set back from the road, behind a lawn with paths, benches, and trees. An observatory dome can be seen on the right side behind a roof.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Gothic style church. On the right is a road, with a smaller gray building in the background.

Date: 1920 

Description: First location of the high school at 301-303 Fifth Street. Consists of two house-sized buildings, with the entrances close to each other. Sign on front of...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Visitors around a gazebo or pavilion in Washington Park.

Date: 1934 after

Description: A man is walking on the raised sidewalk in front of the building near a fence. On the windows is written "Lakehouse Lunch Room".

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Reservoir, looking South, with pedestrians walking along the edge of reservoir. A team of horses with a cart or wagon can also be seen in the background.


Milwaukee Streetcar

Date: 1905 

Description: A TMERL streetcar on the Delaware and Oakland line advertising special 1905 rates (25 for a dollar or 6 for 25 cents) and universal transfers.

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